8th Circuit Won't Rehear Minnesota Women's Terror CaseThe 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals won't rehear the appeal of two Minnesota women convicted of conspiring to funnel money to a terror group in Somalia.
2 Minnesota Women Convicted On Terror Charges Appeal AgainTwo Minnesota women who were convicted of conspiring to funnel money to a Somali terror group are seeking a rehearing after losing their first appeal. Thirty-nine-year-old Amina Farah Ali and 68-year-old Hawo Mohamed Hassan were convicted in 2011 on counts that included conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
Convictions Upheld For Women Who Raised Funds For Al-ShababA federal appeals court upheld the convictions and prison sentences Tuesday for two Minnesota women found guilty of conspiring to funnel money to a terror group in Somalia despite claiming they were collecting funds for the poor.
2 Minnesota Women Sentenced In Somali Terror Case A Minnesota woman was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for sending money to an al-Qaida-linked group in her native Somalia, despite her insistence that she was only trying to help the poor in the war-torn East African country.
Man Who Lied In Somali Terrorism Case Gets 2 YearsA man who admitted he lied before a grand jury investigating why young Somali men were leaving Minnesota to join a terrorist group in their homeland has been sentenced to two years in prison. Adarus Abdulle Ali pleaded guilty in 2009 to one count of perjury.
Judge Reinstates Contempt Charges For Somali WomanA federal judge in Minnesota has reinstated the contempt charges for a Somali woman who refused to stand for the court during the first two days of her trial on terror charges.
Judge Reconsiders Charge For Woman Who Refused To StandA federal judge will reconsider his penalty for a woman who refused to stand in court.
Court Nixes Most Contempt Counts In MN Terror CaseA federal appeals court has thrown out 19 of the 20 contempt-of-court citations against a Rochester woman convicted of funneling money to a terrorist group in Somalia.
Somali Woman At New Jail, Wearing Head ScarfA Minnesota Somali woman awaiting sentencing on federal terror charges has been moved to a new jail, and is being allowed to wear her head scarf at times.
Convicted Muslim Protests Ban On HeadscarfA Muslim woman convicted of conspiring to funnel money to terrorists in Somalia is protesting a ban on headwear at the Sherburne County Jail where she's an inmate.
Esme’s Blog: Justice For Somali-AmericansLate this week, as the verdicts in the terror trial of two Somali- American women were announced, a hundred of their supporters gathered outside the Federal Courthouse.
Women Found Guilty On All Counts In Terror Funding CaseTwo Minnesota women who claimed they were helping the poor in Somalia were convicted Thursday of conspiring to funnel money to a terrorist group as part of what prosecutors called a "deadly pipeline" sending funds and fighters to al-Shabab.